McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Friday, April 12, 2019

CLIFFORD THOMAS SPEARS


   Clifford Thomas Spears, 79, Summer Shade, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at VA Medical Center in Louisville. Born August 15, 1939 in Willow Grove, TN he was a son of the late Eular and Emily Watson Spears.  He was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He served 12 years in the U S Army serving three tours of duty in Viet Nam.

   Survivors include one son, Thomas Wayne Spears, Summer Shade; one sister Marie Thrasher, Summer Shade; four grandchildren Thomas Spears, Shawn Spears, Jessica (David) Edwards and Emily Spears; four great grandchildren Lillee Spears, Addlyn Spears, Riley Edwards and Emma Spears; and several nieces and nephews.

   Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Cleston Spears.

   Funeral services will be Sunday, April 14, 2019, 1:00 PM at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Mark Parks officiating. Burial will follow in the Long Cemetery in Cumberland County. Visitation will be Saturday, April 13, 2019, 3:00-7:00 PM and on Sunday, April 13, 2019, after 8:00 AM until time of services at 1:00 PM.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to DAV Chapter 20.

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